Posted on March 23, 2013 10:32 am

Intel's Pentium Chip Turns 20 Today (Yesterday)

from the and-many-moore dept.

Intel’s Pentium processor was launched 20 years ago today, a move that led to the firm becoming the dominant supplier of computer chips across the globe. This article has some original iComp benchmark scores, rating the 66MHz Pentium at a heady 565, compared with 297 for the 66MHz 486DX2, which was the fastest chip available prior to the Pentium launch.